Reseller Hosting is quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to host websites and possibly even make a profit out of it.
So what exactly is reseller hosting?
Reseller hosting is a situation where an intermediary company (usually a small business) rents hard drive space and bandwidth from hosting provider and then rents that same space to third parties or to end customers.
It is common to host private websites as part of a hosting package. With reseller hosting, the owner of an account has the option of reselling the space allocated to him according to his hosting package to third parties. The reseller may purchase the services (usually dedicated server) of the web hosting providers at the wholesale price (or the usual cost of an account) and resell them at a profit, with the majority of the services of the original hosting account being available. This makes it possible to resell part of the storage volume and bandwidth to customers without resorting to a rented server for background computing work.
Reseller hosting is often used by business owners who want to become self-employed on a small scale with a web hosting company. Reseller hosting packages can provide the necessary tools to enable resellers to create hosting plans that are adapted to their storage capacity and bandwidth and to link them to a price structure that is acceptable to their customers. In addition, control panels and name servers with appropriate branding can be offered so that the reseller can give his web hosting system an individual look.
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Most companies that would use reseller hosting services for this purpose are web design companies, web integrators or web developers. Hosting services offered by such companies may involve additional costs or be available as a bonus to customers who take advantage of the usual offers. Of course, entrepreneurs who just want to become self-employed with a web hosting company can also offer web hosting services without linking them to other business offerings.
The reason why reseller hosting works so easily is that a reseller does not need extensive technical knowledge of web hosting to profitably operate the hosting. The reseller is solely responsible for direct contact with the clients of the hosting service. The actual customer service is then taken over by the reseller’s hosting provider, who ultimately has to deal with any hardware and software issues and connectivity issues. Everything else is handled by the data center operator, who runs the entire network infrastructure and is responsible for the hardware, security, and updates on the servers linked to the reseller’s account.
Client accounts created through Reseller Hosting are generally managed through a panel that resellers use to create their account. Adding a control panel that customers can use to manage their new web hosting service is also necessary to enable them to use the hosting service and other services within their domains.
A reseller hosting plan will typically include several types of offerings that allow resellers to create more customer accounts with more hosting and more bandwidth. Often hosting plans are based on multi-tiered systems that increase the value of memory or bandwidth. For example, reseller hosting services such as Hostgator offer unlimited data plans at the top end of the line that brings the greatest benefits to resellers and a variety of revenue opportunities by selling them to these customized hosting plans for a self-imposed price of an unlimited number of customers can.